Larimer County, CO (June 11, 2012) – As the High Park Fire continues to burn, The Salvation Army continues to provide services to the evacuees of the High Park Fire. Earlier today, our feeding operations have moved to the new evacuee shelter in the McKee Building at the Ranch in Loveland.
Additional volunteers and resources have been sent from Metro Denver to assistance the current crew. This evening, the Old Chicago Pizza Foundation will be assisting in our feeding by providing 150 meals for us to hand out at the evacuee shelter.
We are currently serving more than 300 meals a day. In addition, we are providing 24/7 hydration and food services to anyone in need. We will stay on site and continue to offer support for as long as we are needed.
The Salvation Army is truly thankful for the outpouring of support from the community as we continue to meet the needs of the evacuees of the High Park Fire.
At this time we would like to let the community know that if you would like to help those affected by the High Park Fire, the best way to help is to make a financial contribution.
Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.
Credit card donations can be made online at www.imsalvationarmy.org
Phone Donations: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Donations by Mail: 1370 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
We ask that checks be made payable to “The Salvation Army” and clearly marked “disaster relief” or labeled with the name of the disaster response you are supporting (e.g. “High Park Fire”).
About Salvation Army Texas
The Salvation Army in Texas serves more than 919,500 people and families a year through its 84 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 9,612 hot meals and shelters 2,885 people. For more information please visit our website at www.salvationarmytexas.org or contact your local Salvation Army.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org .